Make sure you graft strains with similar bloom periods. If you don’t, you might struggle with nutrient deficiencies, as those strains that flower will need different nutrients than those that are still in their vegetative phase. Apart from that, grafting is really no big challenge. All it takes is a solid process (which we’ve outlined above), patience, and a bit of practice. There are many techniques you can use when growing cannabis to make things more interesting.
Cannabis plant grafting, is a technique of sticking multiple cannabis strains together, onto one plant. This is will bring you a beautiful plant with different flowers on each branch. At first, growing cannabis is very exciting, and you have a lot to learn. As time goes on, and your grow skills increase, you will look for interesting fun things to do with your cannabis plants. It is a high stress technique, and can be a very good if you have the time and space to dedicate to such a plant. The cannabis plant, is very resilient, it can survive many things. As long as you can give water, food, air and light to your plant, it should survive if the environment is optimal.
Because the cannabis plant can overcome massive amounts of stress, it is possible to completely cut off a branch, and regrow it as another cannabis plant. Grafting is similar to taking cuttings, but instead of planting it, you will ” graft” it to another cannabis plant. This branch will then consume its water and nutrients via the root ball of the bigger plant. You can add multiple strains to one plant by grafting. It is a simple procedure, and can easily done, the main tool you will need, is patience. If you have any questions about cannabis plant grafting, then feel free to ask for help in our cannabis growers forum. There are a few items you will need for cannabis plant grafting. You will need to clean the area you are working in, and sterilize all tools you will use for taking your cuttings. Keep things clean and reduce the risk of infection. Cannabis plant grafting should only be done on cannabis plants that are in veg. Do not graft any cannabis plant that is in flower, or is an autoflowering plant. This will reduce your yield and increase the chances of mould and rot forming on your flowers. Isopropyl Alcohol Razor Blade/ Exacto knife Tape ( 19mm Masking Tape) Glass of water ( Room temperature) Spray Bottle with Weak nutrient solution. You will of course need a cannabis plant, and a cutting to graft together. If you are grafting numerous plants onto one, the principle is the same. Just make sure you label which one is which so you don’t lose track of the strains. You must first choose a cutting that you will use to graft to your cannabis plant. When looking out for a cutting, you should consider a few things; The strain of the cutting How long are the flowering period of all strains The size of the cutting, and the branch it will go to The overall health of the plants. You need the strains to have a flowering cycle that is around the same time. This is to ensure your strains will all finish around the same time. Try and pick branches on both plants, that are around the same size. The better they fit together, the more success you will have grafting a cannabis plant. Take the size of both stems into consideration here.
Make sure they are as close as possible to the same size. Find out what branch you would like to use and begin remove it.
Step 1: Take the razor blade, or exacto knife, and clean it, in some isopropyl alcohol. It is vital to keep you equipment sterilised when cutting a cannabis plant. Mould spores and pathogens will get into the plants tissues via open wounds.